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Monday, March 28, 2016

DeGirolami on Expressivism and Retributivism

DegirolamiMarc O. DeGirolami (St. John's University - School of Law) has posted On Expressivism and Retributivism in 'The Mighty and the Almighty' (Journal of Analytic Theology (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This short comment explores Nicholas Wolterstorff's claims about expressivism and retributivism as justifications for the state's punishment of criminal offenders in his book, "The Mighty and the Almighty." It asks two questions about his account of expressivism and retributivism respectively, focusing on his interpretation of the reasons for punishment given by St. Paul in his Epistle to the Romans.

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